Software for Optics
Electromagnetic optical engineering – an introduction
15.03.2007 - Photonik international /2007 | [ deutsche Version lesen ]
The use of an electromagnetic field model in optical design does not indicate abandonment of the application of geometrical optics. Electromagnetic modelling in optics is in fact a generalisation of existing methods, and given present-day computing techniques makes increasingly more sense for practical applications. Analogue to the introduction of ray tracing herein lies the next major step for optic design.
Authors: Frank Wyrowski, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany Hagen Schimmel, LightTrans GmbH, Jena, Germany